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Freeland resident Kevin Lungren has been commuting to the office using his paddleboard. It’s a commute he can do in all seasons and just about any type of weather, except wind. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Boarding commute

A Whidbey man gets to work in Freeland by paddleboard — weather permitting.

Freeland resident Kevin Lungren has been commuting to the office using his paddleboard. It’s a commute he can do in all seasons and just about any type of weather, except wind. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Six file during special filing period

There are six positions that will not be appearing on the ballot because no one filed for them.

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Larry Shorey, an employee at Ace Hardware in Freeland, wears a patriotic-themed mask made by Betty Lade.

Woman fires up sewing machine so others can mask up with style

Since April 2020, Betty Lade has sewn over 2,300 masks that people are wearing all over the country.

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Larry Shorey, an employee at Ace Hardware in Freeland, wears a patriotic-themed mask made by Betty Lade.

Langley forms volunteer climate change committee

Langley is convening a new volunteer-led committee focusing on confronting climate change.

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Black bear presence confirmed on South Whidbey

A state official has changed his tune about a bear who scared a teenager on South Whidbey.

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Coders create alternative apps for ferry service

Ferry riders have created websites and apps dedicated to navigating the routes of travel.

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South Whidbey blogger remembered by his family, friends, fans

Dan Pedersen, who battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma for several years, passed away the evening of July 30.

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Shakespeare Festival rises again

Performances will continue through Sept. 12.

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Social media, berry-laden scat back bear sightings

Department of Wildlife official says it’s possible, but more likely coyote feces.

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Council urges mayor to recommend masking in downtown businesses

Langley is strongly encouraging businesses to require that their employees and customers mask up.

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Community hops into action to save injured bunny

A photo on social media of a rabbit with an arrow piercing its skin turned heads this week.

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Special filing period for 10 offices set for Aug. 9-11

Ten elected positions in Island County remained without candidates after the regular filing period.

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Getting the scoop on summer

Sue Johnson and her 3-year-old grandson, Mikkel Brown, search for seashells at Clinton Beach Park on Wednesday.… Continue reading

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Clinton Beach dock receives federal funding for reconstruction

The dock has undergone unsuccessful repairs and was in danger of floating away altogether last fall.

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Ground broken on new addition to Good Cheer Food Bank

The new building addition will help community members navigate Whidbey’s various social services.

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Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

ADA concerns cited about new ferry terminal in Mukilteo

Advocates feel not enough thought went into improving the new terminal’s accessibility problems.

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Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

No serious injuries reported in Bayview Road accident

The drivers of two vehicles that collided in South Whidbey Saturday were not seriously injured.

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If looks could kilt: Whidbey club celebrates Scottish garb

More than four dozen lads and lasses from South Whidbey are part of the Rampant Kilt Society.

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Traffic, utility rate studies planned for city of Langley

Langley will participate in studies on speeding on Sixth Street and affordability of utility rates.

Langley City Council discusses pilot dog park

In Monday’s meeting, the idea to do a pilot project for a dog park fetched the council’s attention.